ITE disposes of 75% holding in ECMI ITE Asia Sdn. Bhd to UBM (Informa)

ITE Group plc today announces it has sold its 75% stake in ECMI ITE Asia Sdn. Bhd. (“ECMI”), a Malaysia-based events business, and related assets in Indonesia to UBMMG Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of UBM plc which recently became part of the Informa Group, for a cash consideration of MYR 15m1 (c. £2.8m*).  This disposal is in line with the Group’s Transformation and Growth Programme (the “TAG Programme”).

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Handelsblatt acquires majority ownership in German-based Euroforum

London: Informa (LSE: INF.L), the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, today announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH. The transaction continues the strategy of portfolio focus within the Knowledge & Networking Division, following on from a number of other portfolio changes over recent years in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Portugal, South Africa and Brazil. It leaves the Division focused on specialist communities in its core end markets of Global Finance, Life Sciences and TMT.

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Informa forms a joint venture company with Inter Health Expo in China

Informa Exhibitions forms a joint venture company with the organizer of the Inter Health Expo in Guangzhou on 16 May 2017. Inter Health is an international annual B2B trade show launched 14 years ago on nutrition and health food products, held at the Guangzhou Import and Export Fair Complex. Being the first of its kind in introducing ‘big health’ concept onto a trade show platform in China, Inter Health Expo is the largest health food exhibition in China

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Electric Word sells Speechmark Publis to Informa

Press Release: The directors of Electric Word plc (the “Board”) are pleased to announce the sale of the trade and certain assets of the Company’s subsidiary, Speechmark Publishing Limited (“Speechmark”), to Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Informa to acquire Penton for £1.18b

Press release: London: Informa (LSE: INF.L), (“Informa”), the international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group, has reached agreement with MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co to acquire the entire issued and outstanding capital stock of Penton, the leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Information Services group for £1,180m

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Informa acquires Light Reading

London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading, along with research-oriented counterpart Heavy Reading, from CEO and founder Steve Saunders. Saunders will continue at Informa for a minimum of three years, under the title of digital publisher-in-chief

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Informa announces FIME acquisition

Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division has expanded its Life Sciences portfolio with the acquisition of FIME Exhibition & Congress in Miami, Florida. Now in its 25th year, FIME serves the communities of North and South America with a primary focus on medical technology, medical products and supplies, medical services, and medical equipment

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Informa brushes up

Early gains from an ambitious growth programme sent shares up 6 per cent in Informa (INF). The business information, publishing and events giant plans to invest up to £90m to streamline, stengthen and refocus its divisions. £12m has been spent or committed to date, helping deliver a 14 per cent rise in first-half adjusted operating profit to £190m.

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